HGTV Self-Taught interior Designer, Balloon Artist, Homebody, and Rose' Connoisseur.
I liked blush before it became a thing.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Working in the corporate world has its perks; you have a steady paycheck, you can take time off and still get paid. But all of that wasn't enough for me. I knew I had a greater purpose than sitting behind a desk working for someone else for the rest of my life. I decided it was time to find my purpose and create the life of my dreams. I left my 9-5 and never looked back. I will admit it was one of the scariest decisions of my life. But one for the books!
I’m DeAndra! Creative entrepreneur, Artist, Blogger and Educator. I live in Los Angeles, California — the San Fernando Valley, to be exact. I’m a true Valley girl at heart. I’m passionate about creativity and helping others build confidence within themselves to conquer the world.
I started off in the event industry in 2014 as a wedding planner. I then moved into event and floral design, as I wanted to leave the logistics behind and use my creative talents instead . At the time I still had a full-time job and worked events on the weekends. I was experiencing burnout because I wasn't living the life I wanted to live. After working several events, I started to get an itch for something more challenging. I wanted to step outside the box, and that is when everything changed.
So, in 2017, when I started my creative business Party Shop Avenue, I became a full-time entrepreneur making six figures. My business specializes in luxury balloon decor for all occasions. It only took me less than a year to get my business off the ground and become financially independent. Now it's time to fulfill my purpose and give back to others. That's why I created this platform for creatives who are lost and still trying to figure it out--because we all have passion and purpose within us, but sometimes we need a little help finding it.
Top: Nyla my child. Left, me in my element. Right: Me at the Sands Hotel in Palm Springs.
MY REALLY OFFICIAL BIO, the TL:DR VERSION
DeAndra is the founder and Creative Director of Party Shop Avenue. She’s a blogger, artist, educator and the ultimate creative boss. She hopes to be known for teaching Event Pros and Creative Makers how to build profitable businesses with confidence.
NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT STUFF
I live for a great adventure. Seriously, I try to explore a new place every week
Once upon a time I was a hairstylist, wedding planner and florist. Killed every industry! #hadtofindmyniche
My favorite show is Married At First Sight and Shark Tank.
I learned how to move to the beat of my own drum and never allow others to put fears in my dreams.
Your at-a-glance guide to where I stand on all the truly important things.
Beignets, if you don't know now you know
Burna Boy and Oprah
Pizza! I love Pizza!
Interior Designer! I love making things pretty.
New Orleans! Literally stole my heart.
Rose' All Day!
My baby girl Nyla (dog)
Sweets! Birthday Cake is my favorite
Beach, beach, baby
Shark Tank! I want to be a shark one day.